CSIR studentship programme

The studentship programme makes funding available to selected graduates to obtain qualifications based on the research conducted at the CSIR, as part of their employment.



BSc Honours, BEng Honours, MSc or MEng graduates studying full-time at tertiary education institutions could qualify for a CSIR studentship




  • BSc Honours, BEng Honours, MSc or MEng graduate
  • Qualification must be in line with CSIR’s scarce skill, emerging research or core research focal areas in science, engineering and technology

Studentship covers



  • Monthly salary
  • Registration and tuition fees for an MSc or PhD degree
  • Informal training (short-courses) through CILLA
  • Opportunity to present your work on a national and international stage


  • Mentorship
  • Working on projects that contribute to the improvement of the lives of South Africans

How to apply


Studentship opportunities are advertised throughout the year on www.csir.co.za in the vacancies section.

Contact details For more information on the CSIR studentship programme, please contact Ncamisile Masuku on 012 842 7518 or email Bursaryprogramme@csir.co.za.


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